Cassidy McFadzean

photo by Tony Tulathimutte

Cassidy McFadzean was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. She studied poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and fiction at Brooklyn College, where she is the 2022-2023 Editor-in-Chief of The Brooklyn Review.

She is the author of two collections of poetry: Hacker Packer (McClelland & Stewart 2015) which won two Saskatchewan Book Awards and was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and Drolleries (M&S 2019), shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award. Her poetry has appeared in magazines across Canada and the US, and has been anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry, In Fine Form 2, and The New Wascana Anthology, and shortlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize and The Walrus Poetry Prize.

Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Joyland, CALYX, The Conium Review, The Malahat Review, and Prism International. Her story “Victory Day” was runner-up for the 2019 Jacob Zilber Prize for Fiction, and subsequently selected for Best Canadian Stories 2020.

Cassidy has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Access Copyright Foundation, and the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

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